Questions about multiple monitors (Including projectors), how to set them up, troubleshooting the configuration, etc.

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Triple monitor on Nvidia and Intel

I want to use 3 monitors, one on built-in Intel iGPU card and 2 on PCI-E Nvidia card on desktop. Is this setup possible? Searching gives Bumblebee for Optimus technology on notebooks, I tried and it ...
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(Ubuntu 14.10) 3 Monitors on laptop with Intel HD Graphics 4000

I have an HP Touchsmart laptop that has a 3rd-gen Intel Core i3-3120M with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000. I'd like to be able to use my internal display, an HDMI display, and a VGA display (I have ...
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Asus Chromebox Displayport monitor not detected

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot OS on my Asus Chromebox and I'm a linux newbie. Anyway, everything seems to be working fine except for the DisplayPort monitor not working. The ...
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Is it possible to eliminate tearing during normal usage on my multi-monitor setup?

I have 4 monitors connected to my PC, 3 computer monitors and 1 TV. They all should run at 60hz, except for my gaming monitor, which runs at 144hz. My problem: When watching video, or even just ...
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Edit slides on slide show with dual monitor

I want to connect a second monitor to my laptop and use Impress to show a slide on the second monitor. What I want to do is as the slide is showing to the second monitor, I could edit the next slide ...
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How to Avoid Mouse Getting Stuck with Multiple Monitors of Different Sizes

I have two monitors. One is 1920x1080 (the left screen), and the other is 1440x900 (the right screen). I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Right now, I have it set up such that the tops of both monitors are ...
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KDE resizes when I turn off a monitor

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 with 3 monitors. When I turn off a monitor, KDE detects that and resizes/moves windows to the other monitors. I usually want to turn off all monitors and walk ...
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Multiple displays

I am currently using Ubuntu 13.4, And I sometimes use two screen to make things easier sometimes; but there is an annoying problem. whenever I try to change the resolution at a different level on ...
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Ubuntu 14 dual monitor, dual launchers - weird launching behavior

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my computer (Pentium G3258 with integrated Intel HD Graphics only) and I have connedted two displays: 22 inches monitor(DVI) plus projector(HDMI) (I run it for movies ...
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Dual Display not working on 14.04

I've just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on a AMD Server. I have two 24" HP monitors, one of which is connected to HDMI and the other on DVI-D. The issue I have is that the display on the HDMI-port is used ...
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How can I mirror one of the screens in a 3-monitor setup?

Is it possible to have 2 extended monitors and get the third being a mirror of one of the two extended? I'm pretty sure it's not possible through the interface but it may be possible through ...
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Issue with multiple monitors (one is detected as built in, the other isn't detected)

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (first time using it so I am pretty clueless) and I can't get my two monitors to be detected. When I go to the settings it detects one of them but it is recognised as ...
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Help: Mouse pointer invisible on dual monitor setup in ubuntu 14.04.1 derivatives

I have a laptop whose screen doesn't work that I'm trying to setup as a desktop computer with an external monitor. (The laptop's screen still displays colours but it's just lines of different ...
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How to get dual monitors working with Nvidia in Ubuntu 14.10

I just got a new Dell XPS15 whic has an Nvidia GeForce GT 750m card in it. After trying every variation of driver setup between Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10, I finally have a "usable" system, but I'm ...
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External monitor is detected 10% of the time

About a month ago, the detection of my external monitor has been very unreliable. If I keep plugging/unplugging the HDMI cable, it will be detected but I sometime have to plug/unplug 30 times! My ...
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Master the dual screen in Ubuntu 14.10

My setup is a laptop connected to an external screen I have just bought, so that I have now a built-in 14" display (1920*1080) and an extra 24" display at 1920*1200. Because the widths match I use ...
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Dual monitors - I'm almost there, but my mouse cant cross the divide

I'm having a very strange problem with the open-source radeon drivers. In a valiant attempt to set up dual monitors on ubuntu, I have A) Used to open source to no avail (Mirrored Displays) B) ...
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(Xubuntu) - How to turn off Laptop screen while external screen is connected

Hi I just installed Xubuntu on my Laptop, now I want it to disable the laptop screen as long as the external screen is connected. But when I disconnect the external monitor I want the laptop screen to ...
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Problem with video output scaling / desktop rendering

There is a problem with rendering my desktop and I don’t know the cause much less how to fix it… First, Ubuntu was connected to three monitors. One of the monitors was a TV. Here the problem occurred ...
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nvidia-settings does not recognize displays

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Alienware 14 (2013), with a GeForce GTX 765M. I'm also using the recommended nvidia drivers (331.113). Here's the deal: nvidia-settings doesn't recognize any of my ...
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Dual monitor connected to hdmi port not detecting on Dell Vostro 3750

I am using Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 2 monitors. OS Kubuntu 13.04 1 monitor I connected with VGA and it is working fine. But another monitor connected to HDMI port is not detected. I connected ...
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14.04 nvidia dual display (external+laptop) stretched display, offset desktop

When I try to attach an external monitor to my laptop, the windows are stretched oddly horizontally and the click offset is off. The nvidia settings also doesn't seem to show the built-in laptop ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Aero snap in two screen horizontal setup?

I managed to get Aero snap left and right working in metacity Ubuntu 14.10 and now I would like to come up with the correct winctrl commands so that I can mimic the same effect on a two screen setup, ...
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How do I stop my screen from shifting when my mouse moves to my other monitor

I have two screens and when I move my mouse from my primary display to my secondary one, my screen gets dragged over to display my secondary display on my primary monitor along side my primary screen, ...
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HDMI connection to external monitor causes laptop screen blackout in 14.04, nvidia graphics

I have had some serious issues with my external monitor and graphics display since installing Ubuntu 14.04, and no one else seems to have had the exact same problem so I figured it best to post here. ...
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Radeon HD 8490 Video Driver Problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with running Radeon HD 8490 video card in Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to set up dual monitors so here are my problems. When I go to System Settings - Software & Updates - Additional ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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External monitor not detected [closed]

I am an absolute newbie to Ubuntu.The external monitor of my laptop is not detected. I am using dual-boot and while running windows 7 everything works like a charm. However, running Ubuntu, the ...
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Same background color (not wallpaper image!) on dual monitor Lubuntu 14.04 setup

I have two monitors in a Lubuntu setup, and am only able to change background color on the main monitor, while the other keeps the default Lubuntu wallpaper. Now, on some other setups, the problem ...
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3 monitor flickering mouse ubuntu 14.10

I've downlaoded ubuntu 14.10 on my pc.. I've got a 3 monitor setup (2 with my nVidia card, 1 with my intel buildin grapics) But my mouse is flickering on my 2 nViadia screens. I already tried to ...
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How to maximise a window across two monitors?

It's easy to maximise windows on a single monitor (press the maximise button, or drag the window titlebar to the top of the screen). How can I maximise a window so that it takes up two screens?
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Dual screens nvidia-331 ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to configure Ubuntu 14.04 to work with two screens. I have a laptop that uses Nvidia Prime 740M and an Intel graphics card. I am using Nvidia 331.113 driver presently. When trying to ...
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Shawdow drag effect on display in portrait mode

I just got a new AOC 27 inch pivot monitor (AOC Q2770PQU). I've got it connected to a System 76 Galago Pro laptop with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4750HQ CPU @ 2.00GHz with Intel Haswell Mobile graphics. ...
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Running three screens (laptop and 2 external monitors)

Kind of an Ubuntu noob here. I'm trying to run 2 external monitors along with my laptop monitor on Ubuntu 11.04. I have a Lenovo T520 with the following graphics: VGA compatible controller: ...
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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update/upgrade

Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to graphics card: ...
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Ubuntu desktop slightly too big on HDMI TV

When I connect my Panasonic Viera TV (720p) via HDMI to my notebook the desktop is cut on the TV. I tried different resolutions but no matter which it's always cut on each side... I had the same ...
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Second display screen detected but not usable (though is working fine). Using x.org nouveau driver

The display settings for my laptop and separate screen aren't working correctly. The screen resolution for my 14" laptop won't set correctly and my preferred (larger) display screen is not usable in ...
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How to install a second graphics card and use 4 monitors?

I finally decided to take the plunge and ditch windows. After several hours I got things working perfectly with all my apps installed. Only problem is that I run 4 desktop displays off 2 nvidia ...
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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Want to disable built-in screen by default

Some background: My old, well-loved laptop has kicked the bucket. The normally well-backlit screen is entirely, illegibly darkened. It seems to my inexpert inspection to be a hardware problem well ...
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X Server does not show built-in thinkpad display. Distorting everything in non-mirrored multi-display set-up.

I recently returned to ubuntu (14.10) and I'm currently trying to get my multiple monitor setup to work properly. It worked fine after the first setup in the desired configuration: A 1600x900 ...
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Xinerama: Moving 3D Application Windows causes severe lag and sound distortion

I've been having this issue for quite some time now, but only recently managed to locate the problem itself. What happens is that whenever moving windows that contain 3D graphics, the whole system ...
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Moving windows left/right/up/down between multiple monitors on KDE

Is there any way to configure a keyboard shortcut to move a window to the left/right/up/down monitor? The only action I see in System Preferences -> Shortcuts and Gestures are "Window to previous ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Gnome crashing on Ubuntu 14.04 - How can I fix or helping fix it?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo ThinkPad. I checked the option to encrypt the disk during the installation (I don't think that this has an impact on Gnome, but you never know). As I ...
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Ubuntu on Laptop external monitor not working properly

Today I tried to connect an external monitor to my laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04, for the first time. The Connection is maid with an HDMI to DVI cable (Laptop has the HDMI, Monitor the DVI Port), the ...
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Using Genius MousePen i608 with multiple screens

I own Genius MousePen i608, and I want to use it with multiple screens (just on one screen), but the tablet is controling every screen, so the area on it is splitted in half (first half for first ...
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3 Displays Ubuntu, ATI Radeon

There are lots of questions on this but I've read them all and none helped me! ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series PCI Express 2.0 My co-worker attempted to use 3 displays on windows, that failed... ...
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Mirror displays with Ubuntu 14.04

Some years ago I switched from Windows to Ubuntu. Now Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on my Acer TravelMate 5742G with: Intel Core i5-460M Nvidia GeForce Gt 420M and Nvidia binary driver version 331.38 ...
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how do to install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor on 13.04?

how do i install the display drivers for a displaylink usb monitor? the monitor connected with the displaylink device has the following messages on the display: [ 10.723468] usb 3-1.1: device ...